ENTIAT — Bundled against the cold, patients wander in from the icy darkness, happy to find warmth and hoping for relief. Before long, coughs and sniffles turn to lively chatter and laughter. Everyone in Entiat seems to know each other. The wait for those seeking cold remedies, sports physicals and something to cure an ear infection goes by quickly.
As of Christmas Day, 72 additional contributions have come into this year’s Neighbors Care Fund, for a total of $16,080. Those making contributions are listed below. Those contributing after Tuesday will be listed in next week’s Your News section.
WENATCHEE — In most ways, Readiness to Learn is the perfect program for helping troubled children improve their chances of succeeding in school. So thinks Doug Head, Wenatchee Children’s Home Society administrator. “It’s darn near perfect, except it’s not enough,” said Head. This is the 19th year the Children’s Home Society has worked with local schools to help kids stay in school and be more prepared to learn. The program helps kids who are struggling in school — often due to problems at home — before they develop more serious ...
The holiday season is upon us, and the North Central Washington community is already feeling charitable. A week into The Wenatchee World’s annual Neighbors Care Fund drive, donations have hit $1,495 and are steadily climbing.
LEAVENWORTH — A lot of new faces have been showing up at the Community Cupboard the past few years. Long-term unemployed and minimum wage earners or part-time workers who struggle to pay their bills have added to the steady stream of elderly, handicapped and single parent families who regularly require help at Leavenworth’s Community Cupboard food bank and thrift store. The Community Cupboard and its parent agency Upper Valley MEND is one of four regional non-profit groups picked for this year’s Neighbors Care Fund.
WENATCHEE — Families gathering for a joyful Thanksgiving feast. Children excited with the anticipation of gifts piled high beneath a Christmas tree. Those are the images that come to mind as the holiday season begins. Those were also the images that came to mind when Wenatchee World editors gathered with Beth Stipe, executive director of the Community Foundation of North Central Washington and Alan Walker, executive director of United Way of Chelan & Douglas Counties, to pick recipients of this year’s Neighbors Care Fund.
WENATCHEE — Alfonso Flores credits the Wenatchee Valley Literacy Council for helping him become a citizen of the United States last month. English may be a difficult second language to learn for Flores, who immigrated here from Mexico 10 years ago, but he knows his chances of keeping and advancing in his job will improve along with his skill to speak, read and write.
There’s a better option for children of working parents than sitting at home alone in front of a television. The YMCA After School Program provides youngsters with supervised educational and physical activities and a chance to make new friends while their parents finish their work day.
Contributions grow, but the need is still great. The Wenatchee World’s Neighbors Care Fund is in the midst of its annual fundraising drive. The recipients of this year’s effort will be agencies that help people become, and remain, employable. In these times, there are few things more important. Contributions will go to the YWCA’s Cafe AZ’s, AmeriCorps tutors, the YMCA’s After School Program and the Wenatchee Valley Literacy Council.
’Tis the season for giving. And give we do at Christmastime, the most important time of the year for charities. Last year’s figure for charitable giving came to $290 billion, according to a recent Christian Science Monitor story.
WENATCHEE — The holiday season brings a time of thanks, gift-giving, cheer and glowing optimism about the coming year. But what if you don’t have a job? Or if the job you have is on the line? Suddenly the future and likely the present doesn’t seem so bright. Each year, The Wenatchee World has asked its readers to make holiday donations to help a selection of local nonprofit agencies essential to the community.
WENATCHEE — The Wenatchee World’s 10th annual Neighbors Care Fund achieved great success this holiday season thanks to community contributions. At the end of the drive, the Community Foundation of North Central Washington reported 327 contributions totaling $48,565, a record amount for the fund. The recipient agencies — Solomon’s Porch, Chelan-Douglas Community Action Council, Okanogan Community Action Council and The Bruce transitional housing facility — will split the proceeds.
As of Tuesday, nine more contributions were made to this year’s Neighbors Care Fund, for a total of $48,330. Included in the latest batch of donations is $100 that Scott Ballard contributed. As the winner of The Wenatchee World’s Christmas Lights Contest, Ballard was to receive a $100 gift certificate to a local retailer. He asked, instead, that the money go to the Neighbors Care Fund campaign. Those making contributions in the past week are listed below: